||The American Psychological Association endorsed hypnosis as a branch of psychology (Freud the Father of psychotherapy used hypnosis in his early work and later confirmed in his writing the value of clinical hypnosis).
||The American Medical Council on Mental Health recommended that medical students should receive 144 hours of training in hypnosis over a 9 to 12-month period at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
||The United Kingdom, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) formed a section for “Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine”.
||The British Medical Association (BMA) emphasized that hypnotherapy is “part of orthodox medical treatment.”
||The United States’ National Institute of Health (NIH) issued an extensive report, which concluded that hypnosis is effective in alleviating chronic pain associated with cancer and other conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and tension headaches. 2000 BMA stated to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology that “Hypnotherapy and counselling may be considered as orthodox treatments”.
||The British Psychological Society commissioned a group of psychologists to publish a report on The Nature of Hypnosis, which reported that hypnosis is a proven therapeutic medium. The report stated that “hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy”.
||The American Psychological Association published a formal definition of hypnosis.